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Kamloops dog, garbage truck driver get opportunity for international spotlight

Kamloops garbage truck driver Curt Stickley gives four-year-old German Shepherd Jett a treat on garbage day.
September 12, 2020 - 7:30 AM

This week we told you about Jett, a four-year-old German Shepherd that waits patiently for the garbage truck to come by, because he knows driver Curt Stickley will give him a treat.

Now, there's a chance that story could reach an international audience.

After we featured the pair in an article yesterday, Jett's owner Derek Molter was contacted about a feature by The Dodo, a popular website dedicated to animal content from around the world. 

"I'm actually astounded that this has reached as far as The Dodo, the fact that they are interested," Molter said. 

READ MORE: iN VIDEO: Kamloops dog waits patiently for his weekly treat from the garbage truck driver

Initially, when he shared the story, he was just hoping to recognize Stickley's kindness towards Jett. He's surprised at how quickly it turned into much more.

"People took the incident and ran with it," he said.

Jett, a four year old German Shepherd, waits patiently outside for his friend, garbage truck driver Curt Stickley.
Jett, a four year old German Shepherd, waits patiently outside for his friend, garbage truck driver Curt Stickley.

Jett is known around the Brocklehurst community, as he can do quite a few tricks most dogs don't know. 

"Lots of people have seen him and recognize him because of his distinctive behaviour, like waiting patiently outside the grocery store by himself, carrying a grocery bag," he said.

Jett can also open and close doors, plus pick up trash and put it in the garbage can.

He says some wider recognition is a great opportunity.

"Plus, I think it's a much needed 'feel good' story in these crazy times," he said. "Something people can smile at for a change." 

To watch videos of Jett cleaning up trash, and getting his garbage day treat from Stickley, click here. 


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